"i myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions."
Install Theme
As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does:
It improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself honey. This is hardcore science.

— Dr. Christiane Northrop, Hungry for Change (via larmoyante)

the-quiet-is-violent:

To This Day by Shane Koyzcan

the-quiet-is-violent:

To This Day by Shane Koyzcan

(via sumptuousfete)

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

— Veronica Shoffstall, “Comes the Dawn” (via larmoyante)

Be proud of your place in the Cosmos. It is small, and yet, it is.

— Cecil Palmer (via nightshadetears)

(via thecellofellow)

(via vulpix)

I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.

— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via feellng)

(via anditslove)

mariannapaige:

it took me over a year to be able to put this into words

mariannapaige:

it took me over a year to be able to put this into words

iwilleatyourenglish:

everyone has said and done problematic things in their lifetime. that’s a result of the society we live in, not necessarily a reflection of their character.

what is a reflection of their character is how they react to being informed of the negativity within their behavior and statements, and whether or not they choose to change their behavior.

(via waakeme-up)

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.

When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.

The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.

Its never too late to take a moment to look.”

Sharon Salzberg (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: emotional-algebra, via creatingaquietmind)

I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.

— Kristin Armstrong (via wordsthat-speak)

(via wordsthat-speak)

etsy:

Monday morning meditation.

etsy:

Monday morning meditation.

mywhisperedcolors:

Slowly replacing the negative thoughts with colors and beautiful things.

mywhisperedcolors:

Slowly replacing the negative thoughts with colors and beautiful things.

(via watercolor-lover)

(Source: moosekleenex)

People seriously
underestimate
the dedication recovery
demands.
You cannot avoid it,
nor can you speed through it.
You must
take your time.
Your path may alter,
your rest stops may change,
but you will be
stronger
for it.

Michelle K., How do You Recover? pt. 6. (via michellekpoems)

(via anditslove)